§ 1 Adulterating liquor; sale; forfeiture
§ 1A Eyeglasses or sunglasses; specifications; flammable frames; sales
§ 3 Drugs or other substance injurious to users; distribution
§ 3A Poison for rodents; placement where it may cause injury
§ 4 Wood alcohol contained in food or drink; sale or possession
§ 5 Alcoholic beverages or drugs; sale or delivery to hospital patients
§ 6 Sale or provision of tobacco product to person under 21 years of age
§ 6A Sale of tobacco rolling papers to person under 21 years of age
§ 7 Posting copy of Secs. 6 and 6A; signage for smoking cessation resources
§ 8 Candy containing alcohol; sale
§ 8A Foods containing foreign injury causing substances; distribution or sale
§ 9 Feeding garbage or refuse to animals
§ 10 Toys or confectionery containing or coated with material containing arsenic
§ 11 Arsenic; samples for analysis
§ 12 Fabric or paper containing arsenic
§ 13 Water; refusal or neglect to furnish
§ 14 Spitting
§ 15 Arrest without warrant for spitting
§ 16 Disposal of rubbish, etc. on or near highways and coastal or inland waters; penalties; enforcement; park rangers
§ 16A Alternative noncriminal disposition of violations of Sec. 16
§ 17 Garbage or refuse; disposal in containers placed along highways
§ 18 Substance having property of releasing toxic vapors
§ 19 Glue or cement; sale to minors; smelling deterrent ingredients
§ 20 Burning of refuse, etc. within marine or shoreline boundaries
§ 22 Smoking in public places
§ 23 Flea markets; smoking prohibition; penalty
§ 24 Mercury thermometers; sale or supply; instructions regarding breakage
§ 25 Ice cream truck vending; permit requirements
§ 26 Use of employee restroom by customer suffering from eligible medical condition or using ostomy device; non-liability; penalty for violation
§ 27 Liquid nicotine containers and liquid or gel substances containing nicotine; use of child restraint packaging
§ 28 Sale of flavored tobacco products; definitions; penalties; exceptions; rules and regulations
§ 29 Sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems; definitions; exceptions; penalties

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 270 - Crimes Against Public Health

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.